It’s been confirmed that the UFC is to return to Ireland. Dublin’s 3 Arena will host a UFC fightnight on Saturday October 24th. The card is unlikely to feature Conor McGregor, but the likes of Cathal Pendred and Paddy Holahan should be among those entering the octagon that night. = McGregor says he’ll knock Chad Mendes out four minutes into the first round of their meeting at UFC 189. The Californian is to replace Jose Aldo for what is now a match for the interim UFC featherweight championship in Las Vegas on Saturday week. This follows the champion’s withdrawl with a rib injury.